Another Country (Part 3)

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Another Country (Part 3)[1]
Work In Progress
Original Broadcast Date
Joe Frank
Serious Monologue, Narrative Monologue, 60 minutes
Preceded by: Another Country (Part 2)
Followed by: A Landing Strip In The Jungle

His stepfather always tried to be cheerful

Another Country (Part 3) is a program Joe Frank produced as part of the series Work In Progress. It was originally broadcast in 1986


The man's meek stepfather and commanding mother. The man and woman fight and break up in Yemen. He delivers a letter for the woman's ex. He returns home and tells his family about the trip. He takes classes at a Jewish cultural center, takes out personal ads. Joe reads Letter written by his dates. He dates a humorless therapist, someone looking to get in touch with hew Jewish identity, and a snobby faux-french intellectual. They vacation in St. Thomas in her father's hotel. He chats with a bar tender about the island history. They go on an idyllic boat trip. He visits the servant's part of the hotel. The story of a famous hitchhiking dog whose funeral procession causes the man to miss his return flight. He returns home and finds that the man to whom he delivered a letter had been shot while planting a bomb in the Israeli embassy. He goes on unemployment, begins to have trouble with the woman he's seeing who wants him to attend Life Spring meetings. The Yemeni woman returns. They go to a Star Trek movie and the previews offend her. They decide that the relationship is really over. His parents get busted for insider trading. Middle eastern fast food restaurants.


Additional credits

The original broadcast credits state: "Technical production by Tom Strother."